Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment

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Nuclear Energy Policy Study Group. 1977. Nuclear power issues and choices. Ballinger, Cambridge, Mass. The best book to date on nuclear power.

Schipper, Lee. 1976. "Raising the productivity of energy utilization". In Annual review of energy, Hollander and Simmons, eds. An extraordinarily perceptive and well- documented essay on the potential for energy conservation.

Steadman, P. 1975. Energy, environment, and building. Cambridge University Press, London. A splendid, if somewhat disorganized, handbook of diagrams, data, and references on energy conservation in buildings, solar heating, wind power, methane digesters, and related topics.

Steinhart, J., and C. Steinhart. 1974. Energy. Duxbury Press, North Scituate, Mass. An outstanding introductory text on technology, environmental impact, and policy.

Additional References
Aaronson, T. 1971. "The black box". Environment, vol. 13, no. 10 (December), pp. 10-18. Useful introductory discussion of fuel cells.
Abajian, V., and A. Fishman, 1973. "Supplying enriched uranium". Physics Today, vol. 26, no. 8, pp. 23-29.
Ahern, W.; R. Doctor; W. Harris; A. Lipson; D. Morris; and R. Nehring. 1975. Energy alternatives for California: Paths to the future. Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, Calif., R-1793-CSA/RF. A systematic and data-rich study of the options open to California.
Allen, A. R. 1975. "Coping with the oil sands". In Perspectives on energy, L. C. Ruedisili and M. W. Firebaugh, eds. Oxford University Press, New York. Prospects and problems of this largely Canadian resource.
American Institute of Architects (AIA). 1975. A nation of energy-efficient buildings by 1990. AIA, Washington, D.C. Indicates energy- efficient buildings could save more energy by 1990 than nuclear power could provide.
American Physical Society (APS). 1975. Efficient use of energy: Pt. 1, A physics perspective. American Institute of Physics, New York, AIP Conference proceedings 25. The most definitive and deepest work to date on the technical aspects of energy conservation and efficiency.
Anderson, C.; E. Behrin; E. Green; G. Higgins; W. Ramsey; B. Rubin; and G. Werth. 1974. An assessment of U.S. energy options for Project Independence. Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Livermore, Calif., UCRL-51638. Useful compilation of data and projections, emphasizing economic costs of new supply technologies.
Anderson, L. 1972. Energy potential from organic wastes: A review on the quantities and sources. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., U.S. Bureau of Mines information circular 8549. A standard reference on the energy potential of agricultural and municipal wastes.
Appel, J., and J. MacKenzie. 1974. "How much light do we really need?" Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, vol. 30, no. 10, pp. 18-24. Indicates potential for significant energy savings by more rational use of interior and exterior lighting.
APS. SeeAmerican Physical Society.
Averitt, P. 1973. "Coal". In United States mineral resources, Brobst and Pratt, eds. Standard work on geology, characteristics, and occurrence of coal.
Axtmann, R. 1975. "Environmental impact of a geothermal power plant". Science, vol. 187, pp. 795-803 (March 7). Case study of the Waireki, New Zealand, wet-steam geothermal plant.
Ayres, R. W. 1975. "Policing plutonium: The civil liberties fallout". Harvard Civil Rights / Civil Liberties Law Review, vol. 10, pp. 369-443 (Spring). Dismaying examination of potential social costs of a plutonium economy.
Bair, W. J., and R. C. Thompson. 1974. "Plutonium: Biomedical research". Science, vol. 183, pp. 715-722 (February 22). Reviews experiments on retention, dosimetry, and effects of plutonium.
Balzani, V.; L. Moggi; M. Manfrin; F. Bolleta; and M. Gleria. 1975. "Solar energy conversion by water photo-dissociation". Science, vol. 189, pp. 852-856 (September 12). Technical review of the chemistry of direct and catalytic dissociation of water by sunlight.
Bamberger, C., and J. Braunstein. 1975. "Hydrogen: A versatile element". American Scientist, vol. 63, pp. 438-447 (July/August). Excellent technical introduction to the literature of the production and applications of hydrogen.
Berg, C. 1975. "Conservation in industry". Science, vol. 184, pp. 264-270 (April 12). Summary of potential for more-efficient energy use in selected major industries.
Berg, R. R.; J. C. Calhoun; and R. L. Whiting. 1974. "Prospects for expanded U.S. production of crude oil". Science, vol. 184, pp. 331-336 (April 19). A sober look at an uncertain situation.
Berkowitz, D., and A. Squires, eds. 1970. Power generation and environmental change. M.I.T. Press, Cambridge, Mass. A collection of papers from a 1969 American Association for the Advancement of Science symposium. Dated in some respects, but contains some useful insights on coal and hydropower.
Berry, R. Stephen, and M. Fels. 1973. "The energy cost of automobiles". Bulletin of the Atomic scientists vol. 39, no. 10 (Dec.), p. 11. Instructive early example of an energy analysis of a major economic sector.
Berry, R. Stephen, and Hiro Makino. 1974. "Energy thrift in packaging and marketing". Technology Review, vol. 76, no. 4 (Feb.), pp. 33-43. Potential energy savings available from wiser use of packaging materials.
Blomeke, J.; C. Kee; and J. Nichols. 1974. Projections of radioactive wastes to be generated by the nuclear industry. National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va., ORNL-TM-3965.


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